Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

August 20, 2014 14:58 ET

Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service Confirms Identity in Boating Incident

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 20, 2014) -

For Immediate Release
August 20, 2014
Ministry of Justice
BC Coroners Service

BC Coroners Service confirms identity in boating incident

KELOWNA - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a boating incident on Shuswap Lake near Sicamous on Aug. 16, 2014.

He is Darryl John Johnston, aged 50, from Calgary, Alberta.

Mr. Johnston was operating a 35-foot cabin cruiser on Shuswap Lake when, at about 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, the boat crashed into a rock face, throwing Mr. Johnston into the water. An RCMP dive team completed recovery from about six metres of water at Hungry Cove on Shuswap Lake on the morning of Aug. 18.

The Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.

The family of Mr. Johnston has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service requests that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Barb McLintock
    Coroner, Strategic Programs
    BC Coroners Service
    250 356-9253